Guided tour of the historic Guildhall (Jan 2016)

Guildhall, Gresham Street, The City, London 51.515564 -0.09205
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Tour starts at 10.45 AM , and ends at 12 noon
If you decided to stay for the Common Council then that is between 1 PM and 2 PM (approx)
Tickets & Cost:
£7 per person. Places must be booked in advance
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Originally built during the reigns of Henry IV and V, the medieval Great Hall is one of the few buildings in the medieval City to have survived the Great Fire of London.

This tour will explain the history behind the Guildhall's most interesting spots, including the site of Lady Jane Grey's trial, Dick Whittington's window, and the statues of Sir Winston Churchill, Wellington and Nelson, amongst others. You will also get to see some fantastic rooms including the Crypt, the Library, and the Great Hall itself.

What makes this tour even more interesting, is that it takes place on the same day as the City of London's Common Council meeting, which is a gathering of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen. So you might like to attend the meeting after the tour (it's free), and see the City's big-wigs in action.

Craig has been to both of these events, and he definitely recommends it. The Guildhall has one of the finest interiors in London. You can read his review of the tour on his London blog, and a review of the Common Council meeting too. And whilst you're there... it would be a shame not to go and see the remains of London's Roman Amphitheatre in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery next door.

If you enjoy this, then you might also like a tour of Mansion House, which is the Lord Mayor's official home.

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